locked in park 1996 chevy 4x4 what could it be

Asked by Jul 16, 2017 at 08:20 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

locked i park have to pump the brakes to get it to release sometimes the wont
work .what is wrong

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It's the brake to shift solenoid on top of the steering column. It's sticking. Turn the ignition one click away from you (clockwise) and step on the brake pedal so the vehicle won't roll. Shift into neutral and start the engine. The solenoid is located on top of the lower steering column with the ignition switch and headlight dimmer switch. HTH. -Jim

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